Thursday, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo dissociated himself from a document believed to have been issued from his office to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting permission to resign from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The memo dated June 24, 2022 and bearing the reference number SH/VP/605/2./0 cited, among other things, family pressure, his (Osinbajo’s) continued participation in active and partisan politics, and his (Osinbajo’s) membership in the APC as grounds for his choice.
The Senior Special Assistant for Media and Publicity in the Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, denied the legitimacy of the aforementioned memorandum when requested to authenticate its veracity.
According to him, the language of the document’s author is not that of Osinbajo, since his boss would not have written such an error-ridden memo.
“From where do you even obtain such things? Who handed you this? Without a doubt, the memo is fictitious. “VP did not write this,” he stated.
Permission To Resign From APC, and supposedly signed by Osinbajo, the memo stated: “I have the honour to notify you that for some time now, I have been experiencing a series of meetings and pressure from my immediate family members over certain problems. One of the difficulties is to my ongoing participation in active and partisan politics, and by consequence, my ongoing membership in our party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“As a father and outstanding member, without whom I would not be where I am now, I reluctantly write to request permission to resign from the All Progressives Congress, APC. Nonetheless, if the timing of this proposal is not convenient or acceptable to Your Excellency, I shall adhere to your choice and counsel, which I will regard as final. Please accept my sincere compliments and unwavering support.”